Sunday, July 20, 2008
The lovely roses in a beautiful floral display in Fullerton Hotel
God's "awesome painting" of the sunset, as seen from the window of my apartment
The clear, blue skies above the lovely Batu Feringghi Beach in Penang
The soothing greenery around Alexandra Hospital in Singapore
Throughout my life, I am seldom grieved or depressed. I can count those few times when sadness got the better of me. During such moments of sadness,I would lose my appetite and be crippled both mentally and physically. I could not function actively as usual. During such moments, I would look at the flowers or at nature. The innate beauty of nature would lift my spirit and my troubled and negative feelings would gradually fade away.
I love the setting of the sun, especially after a hard day's work. As the sun gradually goes to sleep, it is like making that one final attempt at a grand finale in a concert! Suddenly the sky becomes ablaze with hues of gold and yellow! As the applause dies down, so does the performer as she bows graciously and goes backstage. Hence, when one sees a capitavating sunset, one must be quick with the camera!
I still remember the gorgeous sunset that I saw almost every evening during my one month stay in Maui, one of the popular Hawaiin islands. My friend had brought me to Maui and I went along to help babysit her little son, Normi. I was having acute problem with my right ear, and the specialist had recommended that I rest in a warmer place. Hence, when Nicky invited me to Maui, I took the opportunity.
The picture of the glorious sunset was recently taken when I came back from the office at about 6.34p.m. Considering my lack of photographic skills, I am quite pleased with the lovely photo.
As I look at the sunset, I am reminded to be at peace with everyone. If I were angry with anyone or vice versa, all ill feelings must go down with the sunset, and like the rising of the sun and the going down, let the Lord's name be praised! Hence, we can always look forward to the equally beautiful sunrise the next morning!
Posted by The Oriental Express at 10:49 am